'Anabta, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Jubara (Kafriat), Mon 2.8.10, Afternoon

Observers: 
Shosh B., Chana K. (reporting)
Aug-2-2010
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Afternoon

Translator:  Charles K.

15:40 – We toured the agricultural crossings along the border.  There weren’t any particular problems at the crossings themselves during those hours.

We drove through Azzun.  At the Falamya crossing we were told that the main problem is at Jayous, where the gatesinfo-icon open late (at 7:30 AM) and remain open only for half an hour.

We continued through the village of Jamal, the Sal’it agricultural gate (which was open), the villages of
Tzur and Beit Lid, the Anabta gate (which was open), Jubara, and finished at Irtach (17:30).

Although people went through quickly, the basic problem is in the morning when there are few inspectors (perhaps privatization must reduce the number of staff in order to increase profits?).  In any event, the crossing itself is depressing, when returning home daily from work looks like this:  

 Before IRtach